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Pope Francis greets asylum-seekers transferred from Cyprus to Italy with his help, during a meeting at the Vatican Dec. 17, 2021. The migrants are being assisted by the Vatican and the Community of Sant'Egidio. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Kevin Clarke
Here’s a rundown of some of the issues the pope tried to keep at the forefront of the news in 2021 and articles about them you may have missed.
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Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
The carnivorous cravings of a world of almost eight billion people have radically changed the definition of life on this planet.
An activist wearing a protective mask takes part in a protest outside the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 12, 2021. (CNS photo/Dylan Martinez, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Stewart
Glasgow was meant to deliver what Paris had begun. Instead, as its last days ground on, discontent and disappointment were rising.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
In almost 20 books published over half a century, Barry Lopez always maintained a tight focus on the interconnectedness—and spiritual value—of all life, from the smallest mushroom to the largest forest.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Jim McDermott
Ivy Getty’s extravagant wedding was designed to make us jealous. We need to find more climate-friendly experiences of FOMO.
Inside the Vatican
With the COP26 conference focused on advancing the goals of the Paris Agreement, Colleen and Gerry ask, can this interreligious document play a similar role to “Laudato Si,” changing the hearts and minds of political leaders from around the world?